BAFTA Elevate launched in May 2017 for female directors looking to progress in high-end television and features.
The inaugural programme included networking introductions, industry mentoring and expert workshops, all designed to elevate these talented women to the next stage of their career.
The 2017 programme was designed in response to research we carried out to examine the career success factors of film, television and games practitioners from under-represented groups, in partnership with Creative Skillset and the BFI. From that research, it was clear that the disparity between the ratio of male and female film school graduates (50:50) and the ratio of men and women industry directing hires (87:13) had to be addressed. We also felt compelled to address the claim that female directors were in demand yet hard to find.
In association with PIA PRESSURE
Susanna White's Keynote Speech at the programme's closing event